"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where... Jesus... has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever..."
There are a few days of the Christian calendar that we evangelical Christians love to celebrate, like Christmas and Easter, commemorating the Lord’s birth and resurrection. But we tend to forget what is – in my mind, at least – an equally important day. When is the last time you celebrated Ascension Day? It falls 40 days after Easter and is also known as Holy Thursday. It’s the day when our Lord ascended into heaven to be seated at the right hand of God the Father
(1 Peter 3:22). It signifies His faithful watch over us.
Why is this day so important? It reminds us that Jesus is now reigning over all events in our lives. He is our eternal and merciful High Priest (a concept we’ll speak more of in the next few days). He will never leave us nor forsake us. He is interceding for us, and we know that His prayers for us can never be frustrated. He watches over His people like a shepherd watches over his flock. And He holds onto His people as securely as an anchor holding a mighty ship. His perfect care gives hope.
GOD'S OMNISCIENCE DOESN'T STAND ALONE. IT IS ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS PROVIDENCE - HIS LOVING CARE FOR HIS PEOPLE.
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 15-16
- Psalm 138
- Philippians 1-2